Category : Reports

Cost Estimate of a Hybrid Parliament System

Senator Rosa Galvez requested that the Parliamentary Budget Officer estimate the costs and savings of a hybrid parliamentary system. In such a system, parliamentarians can participate in the proceedings either in person or remotely via videoconference.

This report estimates certain incremental costs (mostly acquisition of IT equipment and increased costs of interpretation services) and the savings (reduction in travel expenses for Senators and Members of the House of Commons that no longer travel to Ottawa to attend in person) of a hybrid parliamentary system.

Review of PBO Economic and Fiscal Projections

This report provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the economic and fiscal projections of the PBO and Finance Canada since 2011.

Supplementary Estimates (C) 2020-21

This report presents a detailed analysis of the Government’s third and final supplementary estimates for the 2020-21 fiscal year, which seeks Parliament’s approval of $13.4 billion.

The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants: 2021 Update and Options Analysis

In response to a request by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (OGGO), this report presents a costing analysis of building Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC) with the continuation of the Type 26, as well as the cost for two alternate designs: the FREMM and the Type 31e.

Compensation for the delay and denial of services to First Nations children

This report estimates the financial cost of complying with a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision (2019 CHRT 39) as it relates to children who experienced delays and denials of services which should have been available under Jordan’s Principle. A previous report estimated the cost of complying with that decision as it relates to children taken into care.

Urban, Rural, and Northern Indigenous Housing

This report was prepared at the request of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Fall Economic Statement 2020: Issues for Parliamentarians

To assist parliamentarians in their budgetary deliberations, this report identifies key issues arising from the Government’s Fall Economic Statement (FES) published on 30 November 2020.

Trans Mountain Pipeline – Financial and Economic Considerations – Update

In January 2019, PBO released a report assessing the Government of Canada’s 2018 decision to acquire, expand, operate, and eventually divest of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system.

This report provides an updated financial valuation of the purchased assets, estimates the valuation’s sensitivity to several key factors, and projects the economic impact of the Expansion Project’s construction activities.

The Joint Support Ship program and the MV Asterix: a Fiscal Analysis

In response to a request from the House of Commons Government Operations and Estimates Committee (OGGO), this report estimates the construction costs of the Joint Support Ship program to build two supply ships and costs of contracting converted commercial vessels named the MV Asterix and the Obelix to provide military support. This report also attempts to compare the two projects by incorporating additional project cost elements.

Fiscal Sustainability Report 2020: Update

This report updates PBO’s February 2020 assessment of the sustainability of government finances over the long term for the federal government, subnational governments and public pension plans. It incorporates federal and provincial budgetary measures up to 1 September and 30 October, respectively.